|Full name||Sandro Miguel Laranjeira Mendes|
|Date of birth||4 February 1977|
|Place of birth||Pinhal Novo, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1999||→ Villarreal (loan)||2||(0)|
|2005||→ Manisaspor (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Most of his professional career was spent with Vitória de Setúbal, which he represented on no fewer than three separate spells. In the Primeira Liga, he amassed totals of 195 games and six goals over the course of nine seasons.
Internationally, Sandro played for the Cape Verde national team.
Born in Pinhal Novo, Portugal, Sandro started his career at Vitória FC, but moved to Spain still a youngster, although he had already made his Primeira Liga debuts, and played for two-and-a-half seasons with Hércules CF, in the Spanish Segunda División.
In January 1999, he joined La Liga club Villarreal CF on loan, but appeared just twice throughout his six-month spell in a season that ended in relegation. He subsequently returned to the country's division two for the following campaign, with UD Salamanca.
After a second spell with Vitória Setúbal (five years), FC Porto acquired Sandro's services for 2005–06, but he was quickly loaned without making any official appearances, to Turkey's Vestel Manisaspor until January 2006, when he returned to Vitória for a third stint.
In July 2010, after having contributed with 26 matches – one goal, in a 2–1 away win against direct relegation rivals Leixões S.C. on 14 March 2010 – to Setúbal maintaining its top level status, 33-year-old Sandro left for Spain again, signing for Segunda División B side AD Ceuta, in which he was joined by several compatriots.
- "Porto plump for Sandro". UEFA.com. 9 June 2005.